Thursday, March 8, 2018

2018-2019 State Fair Lamb & Goat Validation Tag Orders

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The tag order form for 2018 State Fair Lamb & Goats has been posted on the Travis County 4-H website and is also directly available by clicking HERE.  Please note that the form and payment must be returned to the Extension office by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 3..  Tags cost $18.00 each.  

2018 Tom Green County Whiz Bang

Please see the information below regarding the Tom Green County Whiz Bang.  Additional information is available on the Travis County Website.

2018 Andrews County Whiz Bang & Fun Shoot

Please see the information below regarding the Andrews County Whiz Bang and Fun Shoot.  Additional information is available on the Travis County Website.

2018 Greenway Silhouette Match

Registration deadline for the Greenway Silhouette Match is March 26, 2018.  Please see the flyer below.  More information, including forms and details are available on the Travis County 4-H Website.  

2018 Wilco 4-H & FFA LEGO Robotics Competition - Preregister by 4/1/18

2018 Guadalupe Co. 4-H GEAR Robotics Contest - 4/14/18

The Guadalupe County 4-H Robotics club is hosting its first GEAR robotics contest on April 14. 2018 at the Guadalupe County Extension office in Seguin.   Registration $60 per team - Register by March 23rd -Late registration $75 - Register by March 30th -Maximum of two teams per club per category -Concessions will be available.

Contact for questions.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

2018 Aim True Invitational 3-H Archery & Fun Shoot Fundraiser - 3/24/18

Please join the Scurry County 4-H Shooting Sports at their 1st Annual Aim True Invitational 3-D Archery & Fun Shoot Fundraiser, March 24, 2018.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mike Hale @ 325-575-9506 or Jeremy Haynes @ 325-207-2547

2018 Texas 4-H Calf Roping & Break-a-Way School

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information, please email Mellanie at the Travis County Extension Office at

Reminder: Mission Possible Applications are due 3/15/18

Become a Mission Possible Mentor

This leadership opportunity is open to all current 4-H members, that have completed 8th grade. You will serve alongside a Texas 4-H Center Counselor and Adult Volunteers to provide a safe and fun camp experience for all.

Mission Possible is a unique residential camping experience for all youth. A special effort is made to recruit youth with special needs. 4-H Mentors reside in the dorms & participate in all camp activities. As a Mentor you may be asked to work individually with a camper needing special attention or with the entire group. 

Join us for a unique leadership experience and apply to be a Mission Possible Mentor today!

For an application email or

Applications are due by March 15th. Applicants will be notified in April of acceptance

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2018 4-H Sportfishing Project Leader Training - 4/21/18

2018 Texas 4-H Dog Show Rulebook is now available!

The 2018 Texas 4-H Dog Show Rule Book is now posted on the State 4-H website at  and on the Travis County 4-H website at  Please note there are some proposed rule changes for 2019 in addition to the current rules.  Because there will be some significant changes in some rules for 2019 we wanted to give you adequate time to prepare.

2018-2019 State Fair Swine Validation Tag Orders

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The tag order form for 2018 State Fair pigs has been posted on the Travis County 4-H website and is also directly available by clicking HERE.  Please note that the form and payment must be returned to the Extension office by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 28..  Tags cost $20.00 each.  

2018-2019 Travis County Steer Validation Tag Orders

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If you plan to exhibit a steer at any of the shows, you must purchase validation tags. The order form and payment is due to the county extension office by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 10th. Tags are $18.00 each.  We will send out additional forms and validation information soon!

Order form may be found on the Travis 4-H Website or by clicking HERE.

2018-2019 Travis County Heifer UIN Orders - Spring/Summer Validation

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We will be accepting Summer Validation orders for heifer until Tuesday, May 22, 2018 for heifers who have either not yet been validated or who have changed ownership/breeds.  Please be advised that the State Validation Office has increased the cost of heifer UINs to $15 each. 

Heifers will be validated in Summer (June), with a secondary validation taking place in October at a higher cost.  Please complete and return the Heifer UIN Order form with payment to the Travis County Extension Office by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  

Additionally, please be aware that we must upload a color copy of the heifer's registration papers - these are due to the Extension Office by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 8th, 2018.  You may either email a color PDF, send a high-quality picture, or you may come to the Extension Office and Scan it in there.  Please look over your heifer's registration papers and work with your breeder to make sure that the animals actually have any tattoos or brands that are listed ahead of time.  The heifer papers must be in the name of the youth by that same deadline, and heifers may only be registered under one youth.  

The UIN Order Form is available on the Travis 4-H Website and by clicking HERE.  We will be sending out forms related to validation, as well as more details on the date, time, and location soon!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

2018 Poultry Institute for Youth

Please see the flyer below for information.  The 2018 TAMU Poultry Institute for Youth Application– Due by Thursday, May 10, 2018.  

2018 4-H Horse Validation - due 5/1/18

4-H Equine enthusiasts – it’s that time, again!!  The 2018 Horse Validation will take place via 4-H CONNECT from March 1st to May 1st

The cost for horse validation is $10 per horse from March 1st through April 15th, $20 per horse from April 16th through May 1st and we have added a late fee of $250 per horse from May 2nd through May 5th There will be absolutely no validations accepted after May 5th

Those with registered horses to make sure that they apply for and receive any necessary transfer of ownership with the breed association.  The owner listed in 4-H Connect must match the owner of record on the horse’s registration papers, and appropriate relationship status selected between the horse owner and the 4-Her.  We are partnering with various breed associations to recognize those youth showing registered horses at the State 4-H Horse Show, and in order to be eligible for those breed awards the registration papers must be correct and uploaded to 4-H connect. 

We have several new additions to the State 4-H Horse Show this year, including a new class: Quad Drill; jackpots for speed, roping and ranch sorting events; and expanded scholarship opportunities including the Hi Pro feed incentive program.  We will be sharing more information about these events during the validation period to encourage 4-Hers in the horse project to validate and participate at the district and state horse shows. 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!  Detailed instructions are available on the Travis County Website (click and scroll to horse information)

Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign is Coming!

Texas 4-H Roundup Blog Updates for the week of February 26, 2018

You can access this week’s Roundup Blog updates at

New this week
  • REMINDER : Roundup t-shirt Designs Deadline Friday, March 2 at midnight!!
  • Texas 4-H Roundup Sponsorship Opportunities

As a reminder, we are currently seeking workshop presentations that help volunteers, agents and youth learn more about a specific project and subject matter, how to become involved with a project area, potential learning experiences to educated youth, and innovative programming ideas. Submit your workshop topics

Prior released information

  • Texas 4-H Roundup - Request for Workshop Proposals
  • Texas A&M Judging Clinics - March 24th in College Station
  • Hotel Room Block Information
  • Trade Show Registration Now Open
  • Texas 4-H Roundup T-shirt Design Contest
  • 2018 Texas 4-H Theme Reveal! Are You Ready?
  • Texas 4-H Council Community Service Project Announced
  • 2018 Texas 4-H Roundup Guideline and Contest Rules

2018 Texas 4-H Rabbit Advisory Board

Our District 10 4-H Specialist, Megan Logan, is in the process of reactivating the Texas 4-H Rabbit Advisory Board.  

Applications will open today and will close Monday, March 19, 2018 at midnight. Please use the links below to access the applications. Applications are open to any County Extension Agent, teen 4-H member, or adult volunteer. All applicants will be required to have a reference for the committee, the reference form will be sent to the reference listed on the application once it is received. Links to the youth and adult application are below. Committee meeting dates will determined once members have been selected.

Applications and Advisory Board Description can also be found at:

A description of this committee is included below:

2018 Bosque County 3D Archery Tournament - 6/2/18